Definition of Take-in
1. Noun. The act of taking in as by fooling or cheating or swindling someone.
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Literary usage of Take-in
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...by Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson (1805)
"To TAKE in. To comprise; to comprehend. These heads are sufficient for the ... Si- To TAKE in. To admit. The disuse of the tucker has enlarged the neck of ..."
2. The Iliad of Homer by Homer (1796)
"... reduce the beauties of Nature to more regularity, and fuch a figure, which the common eye may better take in, and is therefore more entertained with. ..."
3. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1850)
"To take in, to capture, to subdue. To take one along, to take one wilh you, ... To take in worth, lo lake in good part, to take anything kindly or friendly. ..."
4. Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal Narrative by Richard Henry Dana (1911)
"This was the brig which was driven ashore at San Pedro in a southeaster, and had been lying at San Diego to repair and take in her cargo. ..."